Joanne sent me an email last week with a special request for more pictures of Lincoln. I think her email came the day after our emergency trip to the vet. I didn't grab my camera until after the incident was pretty much over, but even then... this is what Lincoln looked like.
Maybe you can't really tell. Or you thought he had a couple of bouncy balls in his cheeks. Actually his whole muzzle is swollen as a result of a bug bite. (We think.) And actually the initial swelling was way worse. This picture was after the antihistimine and steriod shots that the vet gave him.
Lincoln had just come in from outside and he was whining a bit, gagging and pawing at his mouth. I was searching all around his teeth and gums and I couldn't see anything. Then all of the sudden, his jowls started to swell up right in my hands. Of course, I was very worried that his throat might swell up and he wouldn't be able to breathe. Luckily we have a great vet and she's just down the road and it happened during business hours!
Never a dull moment.
Here are some more glamours shots.